William Harvey Pierson papers

Collection ID:
Pierson, William H. (William Harvey), 1911-2008
Physical Description:
12 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A file of selective bibliographies, lectures, notes, and syllabi by art historians for courses at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, ca. 1935-1940; and one typed manuscript and four galley proofs for Pierson's book AMERICAN BUILDINGS AND THEIR ARCHITECTS, Vol. I (1970). Also included is a catalog card file used in the preparation of ARTS IN THE UNITED STATES: A PICTORIAL SURVEY, edited by Pierson, 1960. The ca. 6,000 cards contain descriptions and photographs relating to architecture, decorative arts, photography, graphic arts, Indian arts and artifacts, painting, sculpture, stage design, advertising, and cartoons.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian, educator, editor; Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979-1981 by William H. Pierson, Jr.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts -- United States -- History -- Sources Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Williamstown Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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